1795.010: Proclamation of Quarantine in Virginia Ports (May 1795).

Published: 1795

Full Title: By the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, A Proclamation. Whereas from informa-tion to be relied on, it appears, that the yellow fever has spread its baneful contagion so generally over the whole of the West-India Islands, as to excite just ground of apprehension ... Given under my hand as governor, and under the seal of the commonwealth, at Richmond, this twenty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and of the Commonwealth the nineteenth.

Author: Brooke, Robert (1761-1800), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Brooke ordered that ships arriving from West Indies and southern ports be quarantined at Craney Island off Norfolk and that port's health officer control their subsequent movement. Sheet lacks printer credit; printing such proclamations was the responsibility of the public printer, then Augustine Davis, so the attribution here.

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